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How to Talk with Children & Teens about the Election

“Britannica for Parents offers research-backed suggestions and talking points for families to discuss the 2020 presidential election with their children and teens.”

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12 LA Moms Facebook Groups Worth Joining

The best groups for local recommendations, venting, advice and more.

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Disney+ Releases a Special Look at the Film Version of “Hamilton”

Disney+ will premiere the film of the original Broadway production on Jul. 3.

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How to Make Reading to Your Child Really Count

Effectively reading with your child takes effort. Here are three ways to make sure the time and energy you are putting into storytime maximizes the benefits they’ll receive.

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Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The 17-year-old has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for the second year in a row. 

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Advice & Encouragement for Busy Moms

As a working mom myself (and now grandma) for more than 30 years, I’ve learned some tricks to manage the madness of having a full career and family life.

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Family for Sale

Photo: Kathy Radigan
After a very crazy few weeks which have included, but are not limited to, a husband who was injured and bled so much it looked like a crime scene, sick kids, doctor visits, dental issues, broken appliances,…

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Life Lessons Grown-Ups Can Learn from Preschool

Direct communication between two human beings is a time-honored and effective form of conflict resolution, but I have fallen into the habit of hiding behind my keyboard and my phone. My preschooler showed me a better way to find resolution.

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People Who Work in These Industries Are More Likely to Have an Affair

The data shows that 13 fields have a higher percentage of self-confessed adulterers in their numbers than others. 

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Planning a Multi-Family Vacation? Here’s What You Need to Know

Kid & Coe shares its essential multi-family travel rules to make your next big group vaycay a huge success.

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California’s Governor Is the New BBC Dad

When it comes to toddlers and politics. they don’t always play nice.

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Holiday Family Dinner Convo Starters That’ll Break the Ice & Warm Your Hearts

Show up to the table prepared with these conversation starters that are sure to bring everyone together.

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How to Avoid Family Awkwardness & Arguments at the Holidays

Family awkwardness can be a given during the holidays. One expert shares how to cope when the kids are around it, too.

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11 Things to Do with Your Family (That Don’t Involve Talking Politics)

Keep the negative talk away from the family gatherings by engaging in fun ice breaker games and good conversation.

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When Did “The Talk” Have to Become about Guns?

“A conversation difficult for adults alone, but now necessary to begin with my daughter.”

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When Does “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Halloween Special Air?

You’ll only have two chances to catch this Halloween classic for free.

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You Have Kids—But Here’s Why Your Millennial Friends Don’t

Millennials have chimed in to give their own reasons.

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“Party of Five” Is Getting a Reboot & Our ’90s Selves Can‘t Wait

Another one of your favorite childhood shows is coming back, but with a big twist.

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Obama Offers Dads Some Important Advice About Dancing With Their Daughters in Public

If you want to be the coolest dad on the dance floor, this is what you need to do.

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Do You Make Your Kids Hug Their Relatives? The Girl Scouts Weigh In

The Girl Scouts of America are urging parents to think twice before pushing their kids into hugs they may not want.

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Just Opened: Eloise at the Museum

She’s rawther fancy, and now she’s got her own exhibit the kids (and you) will love!

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Fifth Grade Girl Gives Elon Musk A Lesson In Business

 
photo: ElonMusk/Writer_StevenL on Twitter
When Elon Musk isn’t busy inventing the future and digging tunnels under Los Angeles, he spends time on Twitter as the voice of Tesla. It’s there that he made the announcement that the company will…

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Why I’m (Finally) Letting My Daughter Watch the Oscars Red Carpet This Year

Photo: Common Sense Media
By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media 
As kids get older, it’s harder to control what media they’re exposed to. When my daughter was young, I could shield her from any Oscars red carpet hoopla and all the…

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The Best Indie Bookstores for Gifts for Your Mini Bibliophile

If it’s time to replenish your kid’s mini-library with new favorites (because you can only read Brown Bear so many times), start by exploring one of these local indie bookstores that cater specifically to the under-10 set.

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Zoos Participate in Savage #CuteAnimalTweetOff and It’s Exactly What We Need

It’s only the start of 2017, but a wicked battle is brewing in Twitter world . . . possibly the biggest we’ll see this year. Luckily this duel isn’t about politics, mommy wars, or anything else that’ll make you want…

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5 Ways to Show You Love America the Beautiful

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It’s election season, in full swing! With less than a week until decision 2016, it is everywhere you look and listen – radio, television and online. It’s a perfect opportunity to teach your children your love of country…

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Family Approved Children’s Books for November

Photo: Five for the Road
We all know that reading to your kids is so important. I love snuggling up with my kids and a good book.  I have to be honest, there are times when it is not always…

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Don’t Let Your Kids Roll In The Political Dirt

As I am writing this, we are less than a week away from Election Day, and unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you are probably well aware of the shitastic spectacle our 2016 presidential…

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The Lost Art of Kind Words

Photo: Pixabay
“Well, in my opinion…”
“You should just do/say…”

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“I’m entitled to do/say whatever I want.”
“You’re an idiot.”
These are just some of the things I have heard from people lately. I get…

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17 Hilarious Tweets About the Married Life That’ll Make You Say “That’s So Us!”

We all love our spouse (’til death do us part, right?), but these funny tweets hit home all too well.

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On Female Friendships: When Will I Find “The One?”

Photo: Pixabay
I’ve spent most of my 30’s (I’m now in my LATE 30’s!) wondering when I would come across THE ONE.  
And by that, I mean the kind of girl friend that’s not just a Facebook friend or…

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Does Motherhood Mean Embracing Denial?

I am about to confess to something awful. Five years ago (actually even two years ago) I would have judged myself harshly for what I’m about to say. But here goes…
I find the world outside of my tiny bubble…

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This Talented Eighth Grader’s Impressions Will Have You ROFL

Do you remember the speech at your eighth grade graduation? Something tells us the classmates of middle schooler Jack Aiello won’t soon forget theirs! This talented 9th-grader-to-be combined his love of politics and comedy in an epic graduation speech that…

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What Do 1989 & 2016 Have In Common? More Than You Think!

We decided to time travel back to 1989 when Nintendo first debuted the Game Boy, its first ever hand-held gaming device. How many of these things do you remember?

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Imaginative Activities for a Family-Friendly Election Night

As far as your kids are concerned the last few months of this Presidential Election are about watching a couple of guys wearing shiny ties on TV after dinner instead of their usual pre-bedtime cartoons, something about a coloring book…

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Date Night: Fall 2011 Arts Preview

After a while, there’s only so much of The Wiggles that you can take. Thankfully, our publication partner, Seattle Magazine, has compiled a Fall Arts Preview to get you jazzed about upcoming performances, readings, and exhibits. Dress up, make dinner…

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